The Regen Art Lab (RAL) is a new programme for interdisciplinary collaborations to take place between our clean energy experts and UK-based, early career artists from underrepresented backgrounds in the energy sector (ie. BIPOC, ethnic minorities, people from low-income backgrounds, and the LGBTQ+ community), to create innovative visions of our low carbon future.

We currently have an artist residency open – find out more about how to apply here.


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Over the year 2021-2022 we will be exploring the issue of decarbonising how we heat our homes and businesses. There is no centralised or like-for-like solution, making this the greatest challenge the UK faces to become a net zero carbon economy. Read more about our work on strategic decarbonisation studies here.

The overarching aims for this programme are to:

  • Create engaging artworks to reach new audiences and raise widespread awareness and acceptance for sustainable heat technologies.
  • Give an artist an opportunity to create innovative work in an unconventional, scientific context, and expose energy policy experts to new skills and perspectives.
  • Create a platform for under-represented voices in the energy industry to shape innovative visions of a future energy system.

Residency structure:

  • The first 5 weeks of the residency will be focused on research and exploration, with sessions scheduled for the artist to engage with energy experts and community energy members, to develop a concept and proposal for the final works.
  • The second 5 weeks of the residency will be focused on the production and exhibition of the artworks, with an Artist Talk to showcase the collaborative experience.

RAL content

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This residency is supported by the University of Plymouth: Sustainability Hub.

Low Carbon Devon Funders Loho


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